I use a plastic box about 13 x 7 x 4 inches from Home Depot and The plant is trimmed placed in the box to dry for about 5 days agitated periodically for even drying. At the end of five days the knobs are pulled off the stem an slightly trimmed and allowed to dry for a further 5 days.
The relatively dry material; is placed in a liter jar about 60 grams per jar and pressure cooked for 2 hours at 15 PSI. This is 240 F for 2 hours which effectively decarboxylates marijuana.
I make olive oil and/or heavy cream infusion and ingest a small amount a teaspoon for effect. I do not smoke.
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This is Ginny food. liver, boiled egg, suet, tempeh. I feed her every other day. Effort to keep her weight reasonable. I feed here after her daily walk of around a kilometer.
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When end of growth arrives it is time to harvest and trim. It is a bit tedious so do it in stages. Good pair of dollar store scissors are the tool. Simply remove all the long leaves from th clump chosen. I view mine under a LED digital viewer. I decarboxylatee in usually 2 ounce projects and only ingest, I do not smoke or vape. The Internet videos are usually poor. Still pictures are usually more informative.
http://durgan.org/2020/November%202020/2%20November%202020%20Pawpaw%20-%20Asimina%20triloba/HTML/ 2 NovembThe frost has arrived and one clump of Pawpaw was found on the bare tree. Cold Spring have destroyed the fruit flowers. I have two trees and they have produced three fruit.Pawpaw – Asimina triloba
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A muster of red lentil tempeh was made. Fermented 44 hours at 31C Perfect lentil Tempeh. Method has ben posted several times depicting the preparation method. Only the final ferment is shown.
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Five 16 foot rows of hard neck garlic was planted. One row of bulbils, one row of rounds and one row of rounds grown two years. And main crop of two rows of main crop cloves. The produce over winters and seems to thrive on some cold. I only recently starting growing bulbils and rounds. It is a little more work but rejuvenates the garlic stock yearly. I only grow hard neck. Required are about 100 plants. It always grows well in my area.It keeps in my little cold room for about 7 to 8 months.
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Decarboxylation marijuana. Marijuana usually needs decarbonylation prior to utilizing. My method is not unknown but seems to be rarely used. It work fine with little hassle. I use pressure canner aften and and am an expert in its use. I usually work with 30 grams of home grown material.
Method. Raw quality product about 30 gram.Remove from support substrate and scissor into small pieces. Place in a liter jar and finger tighten the cap. Place in pressure canner and pressure can at 15 PSI for 40 minute.Done properly the jar material reaches 240F for 40 minutes. Let cool to room and store in freezer or refrigerator.Perfectly Decarboxylated.
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Concord grape processing.Concord grapes pure make a superb drink. Removing the seeds and berry substrate takes some manipulation. The berries are washed, nd swiped across a chicken mesh screen to remove the berry substrate. Pick out as much substrate as possible. Cover with water to thin the product to make easy to drink. Cook until soft and hand blend the berrie into a slurry.Strain the slurry through a 5 mm mesh screen to remove all seeds. Pressure can at 15 PSI in liter jars for long term storage.The process makes a fine table drink and is relatively easy and economic to produce.
A few marijuana plant limbs were harvested. The selected stems were carefully groomed.I usually use an ounce, 30 grams, for my endeavors.
I scissor cut into smaller pieces. The trimmed pot about 30 grams is placed in the aluminium sleeve about 30 grams. I use the Ardent.
Button is pressed. Red light lights and when green light comes on decarbonization is complete, around an hour of supervision.Decarbonization is first step and must be carried out.Filter by straining through a screen mesh
Place output 30 grams in MBM,Magic Butter Machine, with two cups of extra virgin olive oil or two cups of 35% Whipping cream. Both are acceptable fats.
Place the solution in a sealed container, and store in refrigerator or freezer.Let it jell before freezing
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The concord grapes are now in season. I get a bushel from a commercial site for $20.00 and process into pressured canned juice. A bushel of fruit makes about 20 liter jars of juice. A bushel of fruit weighs about 40 pounds. Grapes make a great juice but require processing.
Removing the pits and substrate holding the berries can be tedious. My method is pick without excessive substrate. Process in 20 pound lots. Wash several times.
After washing swipe across a frame of chicken wire to remove as much substrate as possible.Place in cooking pot and cover with water, juice is too thick without water.
Cook until soft (About 20 minutes). Hand blend into a slurry.
Run through a 5 mm mesh strainer to remove seeds and substrate. Pressure can at 15 PSI in liter jar for 15 minutes for long term storage at room temperature.
Add water for cooking since grapes juice can be quite thick, cook until soft in about 20 pound lots, half a bushel. Blend into a slurry. Put the slurry through a 5mm strainer. The substrate and seeds are removed. Place in liter jars and pressure can at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage at room temperature.